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Big Hit Pearl
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Coverstock: Reactive Pearl

Core: 3-piece Asymmeterical

Finish: Polished

 

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2004, 04:35:27 AM »
I bought this ball on ebay used and had it drilled with the pin above the fingers and the cg kicked out a little.  For me this ball is lane specific.  It's a ball for toast definitely however I had great success with it on broken down patterns with crisp backends.  I've shot 300 and 267 with this ball practicing but have not been successful with it in league play.  I rate this ball a 5 because I have hand and with a touch of oil this ball won't recover.  It could be the drilling,  I don't know!

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2004, 12:06:22 AM »
This is one of the best balls i have ever owned and you can't beat the price. I bought this ball to go long and not have too much backend so i could go right up the boards with it on a dry condition. I have 6 games on this ball now and my low with it is 205. I've shot 268,265,258,258,207,205. I throw the ball about 19mph with a good about a revs and let me tell you this ball hits. I bowl on a high school team in ohio (austintown fitch-back to back state champs) and since i've been throwing this ball my avg has jumped from 209 to 214. great ball

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2004, 10:42:48 PM »
I am a Lefty that has more hand than any other lefty that I have seen.  With that said lets get to the review.

Drill:  2.5oz top 3in pin 15lb  Ball is typical 10 o clock drill.  Cg in center of grip with pin next to my ring finger.  Left in box finish.

I drilled this to be a dry lanes ball.  Didn't fail me.  It is the best dry lanes ball ever. I drilled this last friday.  Shot 5 times since last friday with sets of 741,758,753,726 with a 298, and in mini tourney with 6 game total of 1459.  This was in three different houses, tells you how little oil we have in the tricities area in mich.  This is the best dirt ball i have ever owned.  Most low end resin balls don't hit well.  This is the exception to the rule.  Goes long and recovers well but not ove reative.  I am very impressed with this ball and cant put it down.  10 out of 10 for storm keep up good work.
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2004, 05:36:55 PM »
I got the Red/Blue one but....
Great Desert Ball
Lane Conditions: Dry
Typical Conditions: Variety of Shots
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Outside First Arrow
Did the ball track out? Fast
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Polished
Likes: Great Ball when your going thru a extensive tournament, where it starts out as a medium oiled shot... and the lanes are bone dry... also good when you need a snap on a sport shot.
Dislikes: Oil in ANYFORM

Got this ball from Dave(A beast @ bowling/good person/boss/pro-shop owner) and it was previously used for like 3 games. So it was still in tip top shape... and it fit my span great, and all i needed was a new slug and some inserts. Tested it out... Rolls long and snaps. I loved it and the way it rolls. The drilling is Leverage. I cant wait to test this puppy @ Travel League, Saturday Sport Shot, and Tournaments. I think i'm finally set w/ my equipment..... I would like to keep it to 6... but you never kno when your young, hip and ambitious as I..... Holla
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2004, 11:59:15 AM »
I drilled this up to go long and snap(but a tamed snap). I threw it on a dead synthetic shot and it snapped perfectly in from 3.  This ball has a nice smooth and consistent roll and really gets the job done on dry lanes.  I'm pretty sure thats the reason that people buy it.  As for floods this ball would only work for Robert Smith and Norm Duke.  If you aren't them than just stick with the powerballs.  

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2005, 07:34:28 PM »
14# ball with a 3 inch pin and 2.5 ounces of starting topweight. It is in box finish. I had it drilled pin just right of ring finger and cg back towards span. It's basically label. This is a great ball when the lanes are providing free hook. It is always clean through the heads despite their condition. It starts to roll in the midlane if friction is present and arcs controllably to the pocket. Hit is good. It carries everything it should plus a couple more. Provided the lanes are dry enough, this ball will keep you in the pocket due to its stable nature. It really doesn't hook enough to be a beginners ball. They would be better served with a Power Groove or something similar. If you need a dry lane piece, The Big hit Pearl will get the job done right!
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2005, 02:56:22 PM »
I bought this ball last night after the pro shop mistakenly suggested the Hammer "The Deal". I needed a dry lane ball that would allow me to play down-and-in.  After realizing his mistake, he pulled the Hit off the shelf and drilled it for me free of charge (both balls were about $100 drilled).  I'm a high-rev, high axis rotation bowler, and that being said this ball is perfect.

After he drilled it, I threw 8 test shots (at 10:00 after two leagues, and dry as a bone) standing at 15, throwing out to the 10, and 7 of them were strikes.  I even had about a 4 board margin of error. It looked exactly like my Eraser Boost does on fresh oil.  The one shot that wasn't a strike, I got a little too ambitious and moved my feet out to 10.

After 3 frustrating weeks of bowling 590's fighting the dry lanes, I can get back to bowling 700's.

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2005, 12:04:15 PM »
This review is a follow-up to my 3/10/05 review.

I have to first clarify that the ball I have is actually a Hit Pearl rather than a Big Hit, but my comments should still apply.

I used this ball in league for the first time last night and couldn't be happier with the results.  The last few weeks, it's been getting warmer and therefore harder to play the right side of the lane where I feel most comfortable.  Up until recently, I was a corner to corner, big hook bowler.  In January, I tried out throwing down and in with my Storm Eraser Boost, and my average jumped up 20 pins in 2 months.

The only problem is I didn't have a ball that would allow me to bowl down and in on any and every condition.  That's where the Hit Pearl comes in.  I've now tried this ball on dry, wet, walled, and reverse-block, and it will stay right and tight no matter what.

I had a legitimate chance for an 800 my first time using this ball in league had it not been for a split in the 9th in my 1st and 3rd games.  Nonetheless, I still shot a 235, 240, 253 (728).  I may never get a $150 to $200 "hook monster" again...

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2005, 09:59:25 PM »
For the price, rather surprising carry.  I can carry 6-7 strikes per game with it (vs. 7-9 strikes with the Vertigo @ 3 times the price).  It works well on the burnt out lanes.  I lent it to my brother (lots of revs, med-slow speed, no control) to replace his Eraser Pearl-Particle for one night.  He bowled his high series of 516 with it, which isn't half bad for a 140 average bowler.  I haven't been able to shoot less than a 640 with it.
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2005, 02:39:38 PM »
I am very suprised with this balls hook, i mean it hooks like it is a top of the line storm bowling ball for a fraction of the price

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2006, 10:11:25 PM »
Last night in practice my Storm Paradigm drove too high in the pocket at times because the lanes were dry in league so I switched up to my Storm Big Hit and I was impressed. I'm shooting close to 600's with this ball I'm averaging close to 200 with this ball I've shot 589 set with it 169 miscue on the 2nd game is what hurt me the most.

Here's the story
My friend crazyyankee on ballreviews.com gave me this ball in a trade and I tried it in practice almost 6 months ago and it did well in practice when the lanes had strong backends. This is filling the bill and I like this ball has been in my car for several of months had it resurfaced because of the color of the ball I love the ball and the reaction helps me out when the lanes start to hook a lot can't do well without this ball here. I need this ball whenever my Storm Paradigm starts hooking too much on the backend.
Big Hit Logo View
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Big Hit Front View
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I usually average 50% of carry each game with this ball if the condition is right. I can't carry well through carrydown that's when I'll buy the Scorchin Inferno for this coming up weekend I hope.

It came in stacked but don't know how it was drilled but it works for me though.

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2007, 07:27:52 PM »
Hey all, I just felt like I had to rave about this ball.  A year or so back, i purchased a 15lb Bit Hit Pearl.  I originally got the ball for something when the lanes were bone dry and i got it all drilled up so it wasn't supposed to do anything.  what a got was a mack truck that didn't take any prisoners.  The ball hits a ton.  I can see why they call it the big hit, cause thats what it does.  I will say though, that the only thing that i am not happy about is that it hooks a lot more that advertised.  but, it's an awesome ball nevertheless.  It's a solid pick for me everytime.

Brad Drake
Fayetteville, NC